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Withstood Alexander's Invasion
09 April 2006
(CAIS) -- Excavations at Susa (Shush) indicate that
Alexander, the Macedonian warlord could not seize the Apadana Throne when he
Head of the excavation team, Mir Abedin Kaboli, told ISNA that the western
historians’ version about the seizure of Susa by Alexander should be
corrected, because archaeological evidence indicates that Iranians did not
surrender Susa to Alexander.
“The good condition of Apadana Palace, which was unearthed during recent
excavations in Susa, indicated that Alexander could not get hold of the throne.
The glory of the throne has prevailed and even tile decorations are
untouched,“ he said.
He said part of the city’s gate was destroyed during Alexander’s invasion.
Kaboli noted that 160 artillery stone shells and 400 arrows were discovered from
“The number of shells and arrows launched by Macedonian army indicates the
brave manner in which the people withstood the invasion. And the safety of
Apadana proves that Alexander could not seize Susa and only destroyed the
city’s gate,“ he said.
Kaboli said that during 11 phases of excavations at the western front of Apadana
Palace since 1982, archaeologists have uncovered 380 meters of the western front
where the gate, stairways and several towers have been unearthed.
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